Music Village festival in Victoria Park

A free cultural music festival is to be held at Victoria Park between the 30th June and 11th July 2010, for the first time ever, with a 2-day showcase featuring the cream of London’s very own world musicians, dancers, storytellers and other artists.

Free admission

The 12-day FREE ADMISSION event at venues across the capital presents over 300 performers and other creative practitioners drawn from the dazzling array of national and faith communities at the heart of 21st century London’s cosmopolitan population. The 2010 festival also paves the way for a larger Music Village festival on the same theme, planned for summer 2012.

For the finale Festival Weekend – 10 & 11 July – the event sets up camp for the 3rd successive time in Hyde Park, the capital’s most popular green space, by the banks of the Serpentine and on the very site of the legendary Rolling Stones free concert in 1969.

To complement these two major outdoor public celebrations, the festival offers a variety of FREE ADMISSION weekday activities (30 June-2 July & 6-9 July):

a Schools Programme at 2 central London museums – the Museum of London (MoL) with its splendid new £20m Galleries of Modern London in the Barbican, plus the equally impressive, also recently revamped, London Transport Museum in Covent Garden;
Evening Concerts at mainstream and community venues across the city;
a lunchtime Festival Club at the October Gallery, with international visual arts exhibition, expert talks, poetry & storytelling sessions, informal recitals and international food;
a series of 7 Live Broadcasts on arts radio station Resonance 104.4 FM.

LISTINGS

Sat 3rd – Sun 4th July, 1pm – 9pm
Festival Weekend
Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London E3
An open-air festival celebrating London’s global diversity with live performances.
FREE ADMISSION

Sat 10th – Sun 11th July, 1pm – 9pm
Festival Weekend
Hyde Park, London W2
An open-air festival celebrating London’s global diversity with live performances.
FREE ADMISSION

Sun 4th July, 1-6pm
Festival Day
Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, London SE23
An open-air family day celebrating London’s global diversity with live performances.
FREE ADMISSION

Tue 6th July, 6.30-7.30pm
Evening Concert
Nehru Centre, Mayfair, London, W1K
FREE ADMISSION

Wed 7th July, 7-8pm
Evening Concert
Museum of London, London Wall, London, EC2Y
FREE ADMISSION

About Cultural Co-operation
Cultural Co-operation is an independent London-based arts & education charity set up in 1987. It promotes intercultural contact and understanding through arts and education activities throughout the year and manages a network that it set up in 2000, comprising 1,000 artists of diverse national origins and faiths from around the world, now based in London.

About Music Village
During its 27-year history, the Music Village has featured more than 3,000 guest visiting artists from over 80 countries, alongside 1,000 or more UK-based ones. The festival has attracted more than a million attendees from all sections of Britain’s population and provided them with positive and informed experiences of world culture

Cultural Co-operation Funders: Arts Council England, London Councils, City of Westminster, Royal Parks Agency, LB Tower Hamlets.

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